Last week we started off this wedding series with the planning aspect and today I am sharing all the links and all the info for our German vineyard wedding with boho touches.
Let me preface sharing all the goodies of where we got everything and all the links by saying that I recommend making a priority list when it comes to investing in vendors.
For us the photographer was on top of the list and I actually recommend this to everyone because the photos are the only thing you can keep from the wedding. I would much rather safe in other areas than safe on the photography.
We worked with the amazing Judit Maier and I can not recommend her enough! There was not one bad photo from the wedding and she was able to capture the wedding exactly how I always dreamed it!
So, go grab a pen and paper so we can get into all the details. All the information is coming your way.
German vineyard wedding with boho touches.
I already mentioned last week that I wanted our wedding to be romantic, soft with a simple elegance. This and our color scheme helped me stay on track for everything so that everything looked cohesive and belonged together.
And that started with the invitations.
Invitations were super important to us. It is the first thing your guests will see from your wedding and it will already point them in the direction you are going style wise. We chose the same font on everything we put out and we were very picky about the paper we printed our invitations on.
We went for a digital download on Etsy and went for the AMELIA Desert Wedding Invitation, had them printed at flyeralarm on thick recycled paper and personalized the invitation by adding ribbon and wax seals. The ribbon was from this Etsy shop in the color taupe which currently doesn’t seem to be available any more. But there are tons of options on Etsy.
All our signage was also from Unmeasured Events on Etsy to have a cohesive look of everything. We used the welcome sign, seating chart and tags. For other signage I just used the same font and color.
For the ceremony we used little vow booklets that I ordered here.
We had our thank you cards printed through Die Kartenmacherei but designed it ourselves using the same font as the invitations and then hand wrote our cards.
Dresses, shoes, accessories, hair and make-up
Growing up I always wanted to get married in a princess dress or a dress like Sissi from Austria but as I became the person I am today and when we knew we wanted a German vineyard wedding with boho touches it was clear that my dress would look very different than my 6 year old self would have thought.
But I absolutely loved my dress from Sadoni that I bought at lacely here in our area. I wanted a dress with long sleeves and an open back that was light and airy and this dress was all that. I felt so good in it and comfortable.
I did my own make-up. I got really good quality make-up and practiced, practiced, practiced. This video was by far the most helpful. I wore my hair down because that is how I like it the most and my friend just put simple beach waves in them. The veil I wore until after the ceremony was borrowed from my sister.
Now for my bouquet, my beautiful bouquet. I love flowers. They make me happy. I wanted the bouquet to be wild and big and full of texture and Platzwechsel made that dream absolutely come true. Timo had a matching boutonniere and my bridesmaids had smaller versions of my bouquet.
Speaking of bridesmaids I had them pick out their own dresses. When I asked them I gave them all color samples in different shades of white. I gave them all different earrings from this shop as a thank you and to compliment their look. The groomsmen had matching bow ties that we bought here and suspenders but otherwise chose their own attire. Timo wore a suit by Hugo Boss.
Now, moving onto…
The venue, the arch, the decoration and flowers in general
We got married at the Kulturzentum Dreiklang which is nestled in beautiful vineyards and was everything I ever dreamed of. It felt like a finca somewhere in the mediterranean. I always dreamed of getting married outside instead of a church but never thought it possible because of weather conditions but with this venue it worked out perfectly especially thinking about the fact that we got married during a pandemic and churches had very limited seating only.
My amazing husband built the arch in front of which we got married and my sweet sweet friends from zweidesign decorated it with all the beautiful olive branches and greenery. We decided not to decorate the seating area during the ceremony because the venue was already filled with so many beautiful plants that it would have been too much.
My friends from zweidesign also did all the flower arrangements on the tables and I together with the groomsmen (yep you heard that right 🙂 ) and some of the bridesmaids decorated the rest. I rented some candle holders at Platzwechsel, borrowed some from my friends and bought the long table runners here on Etsy in the color taupe. I did not want any crazy decorations or anything crafted but keep it timeless and simple with lots of fresh beautiful flowers (we used cappuccino roses) and candlelight. We used terracotta brick stones for table numbers and bought them at a local hardware store. The favors were olive oil from Greece which my parents in law brought back from a trip there. And I absolutely love how they added to the tables.
Honestly for us it was important to just gather people around the table and I wanted it to feel like they were entering my home, gathering around my table.
Food, cake, musik, dancing
As I just mentioned it was important to us to gather people around the table so we wanted to make sure the food suited accordingly. We worked with Senn Partyservice where we also rented all the dishware and cutlery. We had several courses from amuse to soup to antipasti to meat and fish. That way people had to get up during courses to go to the buffet and it was amazing.
We ordered our wine from a local winery obviously. We had one white and one red wine for people to choose.
Our cake was from the wonderful Süße Gaumenfreuden who created the cake of our dreams with a beautiful buttercream. I usually don’t like wedding cake which is why we opted for a dessert table with a small wedding cake as the centerpiece. We asked a bunch of friends to contribute to this table with cakes which is also a tradition here in the South of Germany so it was nice to add that to our wedding.
As many of you know I love creating playlists on spotify so I created not one but four playlists for our wedding and I am sharing them with you today. Maybe you can use them for your own wedding or event:
And this was it, our German vineyard wedding with boho touches. I hope this blog was helpful for you. Let me know if you have any more questions. I would love to help.
Next week I will share more about our wedding week and the timetable of our day.